So here's the thing...I was sitting at my computer the other day when I realized that I hadn't enjoyed the flippant art of blogging in quite some time.
I'm still not really sure why I have a blog, I haven't stumbled across the secret to life, I don't know where my life is going, and I am a mess a good portion of the time, but I am sure that life is beautiful. Life is beautiful through the laughter, joy, heartache, change, and suffering. I am confident that if we acknowledge the beauty of the world around us we will be keenly aware of the blessings that are bestowed upon us daily. So, this year I am keeping a "joy jar" (corny, I know) of the blessings and good things in each day. Every day I choose one thing that made me smile, or showed the glory of God, or something I learned, or a blessing...you get the picture. I am happy to say that I haven't missed a day so far and I look forward to counting my blessings and remembering to be grateful for the small things.